When on holiday, you prefer only the best to make it a memorable experience worth the money and effort. Your holiday is that one time of the year you can finally relax and enjoy life at its fullest, therefore the last thing you need is little annoying obstacles to get in your way. One such obstacle is not knowing how to choose the restaurant you are going to have your lunch, dinner, or breakfast and unfortunately, this can completely mess with the flow of your day. Therefore, this article summed up some of the most important tips for easy-to-follow tricks which can make your holiday experience even better.
Make sure to look for local food and cuisine
One little piece of advice which might help you choose the perfect restaurant and make your holiday experience worth mentioning is looking for places that serve exclusively local food. No matter where you are or have found yourself, local cuisine can take you on a memorable journey and bring your taste buds to ecstasy. Try this out, not for the sake of the food per se, but rather for the sake of trying something new while on holiday, getting comfortable with experimenting and trying out new things. Every culture has trademark meals, which along with it have a rich history and a lot of anecdotes to them. Inform yourself of the most iconic dishes and once you’re in town, look for the restaurants actually serving them.
Make sure it has at least three stars
One of the many blessings of the internet is quick searches on your browser and all the things you need to know are at the palm of your hand. Before ever stepping foot in a new restaurant, at a completely new location you have never been before, make sure you do a fast Google scan of the place. For example, if you happen to be in Wisconsin, you can just skip the formalities and go straight to the chase to find the best restaurants in Door County, and scroll down looking at the stars and if there are any reviews available online. The averages are about three stars with four being more than satisfying and five often the perfect grade. Though this might not always be the case, some places just simply did not go online relying solely on their loyal customer base, coming and going every day. So, there is always the fear of not getting to the really great places, but those chances are low, and therefore listen to the experience of other people.
Especially if people had remarked on the hygiene of the place or service, you’ll want to avoid it and not spoil your holiday.
Go around the block
Sometimes, in order to discover the greatest cuisine and restaurant, you’ll have to put in some effort. Go around the block, check for new locations, make sure some restaurant has all the attributes of a great place. Notice the waiters, how well-designed and clean the place is, do the customers seem happy and satisfied or angry because they have been waiting for a while now. If the place is too empty, you want to avoid it; if the waiters seem a bit off and lost, or if the menu blackboard in front has been the same for weeks, maybe try to walk another mile and you’ll surely find something better.
Are there any famous chefs in town?
A little-known thing is looking for places owned by a famous and well-acclaimed chef. Not Gordon Ramsey per se, but generally great chefs with a lot of experience and a great taste in food. If you happen to be in such a place make sure to reserve a table and wait for your order. The reason why you should choose such a place is simply that those places have a reputation to live up to and therefore are often top-notch. Moreover, the chef himself will try to justify his acclaim and make sure to give you a memorable experience.
Ask someone for advice
Yes, you can go around town as said before, listen to your gut, look up the place, and hope for the best. But you could also ask some of the residents living there for advice and their favourite place and personal food preferences. Locals usually have been around long enough to know what places are great and what places would make your stomach hurt. The residents of the town will give you honest advice and you can skip all the trouble and have a great meal at a restaurant of their choosing.
Make sure you think it through before going for a bite; the last thing you need is a bad stomach while on vacation.